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Copyright for Creating Commercial Courses

Guidance for staff involved in designing and building courses with a commercial purpose, such as corporate education and training.

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We provide guidance on copyright law to support you in your work. If you have any questions about copyright you can email us at

Disclaimer: This guidance does not constitute legal advice, it is not a substitute for independent legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

Further information and help

  • is an excellent UK online resource aimed at demystifying copyright issues. It makes effective use of videos, FAQs and case studies to demonstrate lots of different aspects of copyright.
  • The UK Government has provided its own guidance on exceptions to copyright.
  • The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) produced a range of helpful guides when some changes to the law were introduced in 2014.

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